Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Staley Top, AKA The Rooster

 Am I alone in that I can literally hear one word and end up with a song in my head for a week?

Monday, August 31, 2020

Cottesloe Swimsuit, The Second

 Sneaking one more summer project in here... another swimsuit!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Caftans and Cocktails with a Twist Contributor Round-up

 Well, that's a wrap on Caftans and Cocktails with a Twist!

Caftans and Cocktails: Grass Green Envelope Dress

Caftan wearing weather is threatening to end here in Vermont, but I wanted to squeeze in one more before #CaftansandCocktails2020 ended!


Sunday, August 23, 2020

House Morrighan Poppy Bralette

I've been going back and forth about bra-making for a while now. On one hand, wanting to delve into lingerie sewing and bramaking to hopefully find a unicorn bra that fits well and is comfy. On the other hand, I've also been intimidated by all the specialty findings and do-dads you need for this activity...


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Batik Gilbert Top

It's inching near fall weather here in Vermont, but I've still got a couple of summer projects to share!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

McCall's 6044: The '90s Shirt

It's been a while since I've sewn Tim a new shirt, and a lot of his fun summer shirts were looking a little faded... enter the funnest of fun shirts. 

Monday, July 20, 2020

ESMadebyMe: Florence Pants and Georgia Tee

You all knew I was going to try the recently released Elizabeth Suzann patterns, right? I mean... elastic waist, boxy tops. It's basically my uniform these days.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Caftan Crew: Envelope Dress x 2

I saw my family for the first time in many months over the 4th of July holiday... I knew that there would have to be some sort of caftan and cocktail celebration, so I set about making it happen!


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Mother's Day Outfit: Joss and Cielo

I finally got to take some photos of the outfit I made my mom for Mother's Day (and I finally got to see her since travel between Vermont and some parts of Massachusetts has eased up a bit!)...

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Caftans and Cocktails!


I hope you’re all ready for a bit of frivolity… I know I am!


Loni, of Havin’ Sew Much Fun fame, and I are teaming up for a high-fun, low-pressure sewing and socializing event for the summer: Caftans and Cocktails. If anything can take your mind off the current craziness in the world it’s dressing up in a bright, oversize swooshy dress and pouring yourself a drink.




Friday, May 15, 2020

Werk from Home: Caftantastic

Sneaking in under the wire with a lounge-on-the-lanai caftan in honor of the #WerkFromHomeAlong being held on Instagram...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Simplicity 8845 Denim Jacket

Alternative titles explored by the author:

"The One That Nearly Did Me In"
"Almost Consigned to the Dumpster Fire that is 2020"
"Never Again, Never Forget: The Home Sewn Jean Jacket Story"

Friday, May 8, 2020

Shibori Seamwork Quince

I've been sitting on this fabric since last summer, waiting for inspiration to strike!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Zadie Jumpsuit in Black

I've had another Paper Theory Zadie jumpsuit on my list for about a year now, and I just finally got around to making another one!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Fish Print Elbe Trigg Shorts

Definitely some wishful summer sewing going on here... we're not even close to shorts weather here yet, although it did feel quite warm this past Sunday!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Sew Twists and Ties: A Wrap-Up

What a month! My second time running the #SewTwistsandTies challenge, and I found myself just as inspired by the community projects as the first time around.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Combine Sew Twists and Ties with Other Sewing Challenges

So, as usual, there are many sewing challenges going on during the month of January. I wanted to give you some ideas about how you might combine some of the challenges out there with #SewTwistsandTies. There are lots of ways to sew up a project that meets the requirements of multiple pattern challenges!